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  • Apr 26 - May 2, 2007
  • Vol. 14, No. 28

News & Comment

  • Keeping Kids Safe

    & & DR. DEBORAH HARPER & & & r & & r & Let me share a little of my world with you. Each year, I am asked to examine about 100 children for alleged abuse. I work with a nurse practitioner and another pediatrician who each see the same number of children. That's
  • Opening Films

    & & by Inlander Staff & r & & r & THE CONDEMNED & & & r & & r & Pro wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin, in his first screen outing, is actually pretty convincing as a death-row killer who's bought by a remorseless TV producer, along with nine other killers, then told
  • God's Progressive

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & J & lt;/span & im Wallis speaks in a warm, full baritone. "You know how Republicans were appealing to black liberals last time?" he asks. "Liberals said they'd never win. They weren't trying to win, though -- they j
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    DINING Lakeside Sushi & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & J & lt;/span & unior Solis wants OISHII to be the best sushi restaurant in Spokane. The cozy space is & uuml;ber-hip: minimalist black metal and red upholstered seating, red wa
  • Summer of Sequels

    With what a fumbly, geeky little unassuming hero Peter Parker's been in installments one and two, hubris hasn't been a major problem. Reluctance, yes. Guilt, yes, but not hubris. When Spi
  • Now Playing

    & & By The Inlander & r & & r & AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE COLON MOVIE FILM FOR THEATERS & & & r & & r & The uninitiated won't be able to make sense of the random musings and wanderings of the Adult Swim cartoon's three main characters: a meatball, a milkshake and a car
  • Buzz Bin

    & & by Michael Bowen & r & & r & The Bride's Tiny Waste & & & r & & r & Don't go white at your nuptials. Go green! Do you really think that those bridesmaids' dresses are going end up anywhere other than our landfills? Feel free to look good on your big day, sure, b
  • The Player

    & & by Marty Demarest & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & Puzzle Quest & lt;/i & & & & r & Rated Everyone; Nintendo DS, PSP & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "P & lt;/span & uzzle Quest" is the worst name ever given to a good videogame idea. (And I'm including the word "Wii.") It's not that "Puzzle
  • DVD Review

    by SUZANNE SCHREINER & r & & r & 49 Up & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & ne day in 1964, a group of 7-year-olds visits the London zoo. They gesture excitedly at a polar bear mugging for them in hopes of tidbits. The 14 children have been gathered from upper
  • Book Review

    & & by MARTY DEMAREST & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & Flight & lt;/i & & & & & by Sherman Alexie & r & & r & & & Sherman Alexie's novel Flight begins with the narrator explaining his name: Zits. His real name isn't important, he tells us, as he launches into a chapter-long pity-part
  • Take Two

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & In the Land of Women & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & have this theory. It's a correlate to all those baby boomer statistics that tell us their increased numbers and increased life-expectancies are crippling our health care in
  • Soulful Bowlful

    by SUSAN HAMILTON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & ven though we wish it were warmer, our spring days are still brisk. So when looking for a lunch spot downtown recently, Soulful Soups came to mind. After all, there's nothing that wards off the chil
  • Making Relationships Legal

    by CATHERINE D. WILLIS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & eventeen years after the fact, retired child and family therapist Ann Marie Floch still tears up when she recalls being asked to leave her critically ill partner's bedside in Sacred Heart Medical
  • Remote Possibilites

    & & Ted S. McGregor Jr. & & & r & & r & & & Entourage & & & r & & r & & & (Sundays, 10 pm, HBO) & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & re your favorite celebrities letting you down? Has Brad Pitt gotten too weird over in Africa? Are you finally realizing money can't
  • Squaring the Cirque

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & lowns stroll through the rows, warming up the audience. Next thing you know, they've got a volunteer up there with them doing acrobatic tricks. A couple of guys balance on the "rolla-bolla," a wobbly s
  • Recently Reviewed

    THE OVAL OFFICE The chic little sister of the ultra-popular White House Grill occupies the little white house that the Grill outgrew a few years back. The compact bar area only seats a few people at the counter, but it's sufficie
  • Proximity Bombs

    Mainstream hip-hop is gross. Clear Channel's "rhythm/urban" radio and BET's video programming are full of stoc
  • New Church Rules

    & & by MICK LLOYD-OWEN & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n an ongoing effort to ensure the safety and well-being of its children, the Catholic Diocese of Spokane has overhauled and reinvigorated its child sexual abuse training program for all clergy
  • CD Reviews

    3.5 Stars & & You'll swear you've heard every one of these tunes somewhere before -- like on an old Styx record or maybe the Cars.
  • Empire's Big Decision

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen Barb Davis and her Valley Hospital co-workers have time, they talk about their employer's future. They wonder if the parent company, Empire Health Services, which also operates Deaconess Medica
  • Bomb Garden

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & Serious DJ Drama & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & n Jan. 4, MSNBC profiled mashup artist of the moment Girl Talk (Greg Gillis). On Jan. 16, a Georgia SWAT team, acting at the behest of the Recording Industry Association of Am
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 4/26 Big Easy, Twista, Li'l Coner, Jamal Ali. Big Foot, Schmoe Brooklyn Nights, DeMarco Brooklyn Nights, Groove Patrol Casey's, DA and the Cruisers Caterin

Culture & Food

Music & Film

  • Survivor on Steroids

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's not exactly an age-old question, but it has come up before: Do professional wrestlers have to be good actors to succeed in the ring? Truth is, it doesn't hurt them to be able to control a crowd. Then t

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